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Song Peck of the Month: Tiro Ao Alvaro

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song peck of the month

Here’s a super fun song that is sure to bring a smile to your face. The song is entitled ‘Tiro Ao Alvaro’ by Brazilian-Italian music artist Adoniran Barbosa from the album Elis Regina. It was produced back in 1960, and is a samba song with such a fun style.

I was attracted to this song because of its uplifting and funky beat and maybe because the lyrics are in a different language (Portuguese). For some reason, I like that! When translated, the lyrics are pretty funny, but I’ve been told that they are even funnier when you understand the colloquial meanings behind the words.

Translation:

After so many arrow shots from your eyes
My breast looks like you know what?
A target practice board
Which can take no more holes
A target practice board
Which can take no more holes

Your looks kill more
Than a carbine’s bullet
More than strychnine poison
More than a Baiano’s knife
Your looks kill more
Than an automobile running over me
Kills more than the bullet of a gun

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